About The Academy
It is the intention of PMHA to work within the community setting, ensuring we foster strong academic partnerships with Pilot Mound Collegiate and Prairie Spirit School Division as well as the Pilot Mound Community Recreation Complex and our Local and Provincial Hockey Association partners.
PMHA is held in high regard within the community, garnering support required and general overall fan base. We also feel that as we move forward with future plans for growth, community support will remain the key to success of PMHA.
Our intention is to continue to grow our Academy as a highly successful entity, developing elite hockey players, grounded in academics and most importantly developing over all good human beings. Pilot Mound Hockey Academy fosters the ability to work as part of a team environment. Players leaving PMHA will have gained strong leadership capabilities that will support them throughout their eventual life pathways.
Hockey Academy History
The Pilot Mound Hockey Academy opened its door in 2015 when Rod Collins seen an opportunity to bring professional hockey training to Pilot Mound. Rod had been involved with hockey academies for many years and has coached players like Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews. The academy started with one male hockey team which included students from Canada, the USA, Finland and the Ukraine.
With the support of the Pilot Mound community, the hockey academy was well under way and on course for growth. Over the next two seasons the academy was able to then introduce a female team, more facilities and the addition of more coaching. This has given the academy the ability to give students from all over the world the benefit of professional hockey training in an amazing little town in Manitoba.
Pilot Mound Hockey Academy shares in the CSSHL Vision “To be National Leaders in Education-Based Hockey”. The Coaches, as well as the Directors/Owners, are committed to the fact that we are not only running a competitive hockey team but we are providing a supportive environment promoting Sportsmanship, Citizenship, Academic Excellence and Hockey Development.
Head Coaches, Rod Collins and Ernie Sutherland, Assistant Coaches Rick McConnell and Brad Platt, are grounded in the education system, having taught and coached at all levels.
About The CSSHL
CSSHL League Mission Statement: “To be National Leaders in Education-Based Hockey”
In 2009, five like-minded Hockey Canada Sport Schools came together to launch the Canadian Sport School Hockey League.
Their vision was to establish a league designed specifically for elite level student athletes, give these athletes an opportunity to increase their skills on and off the ice, and provide athletes with a high level of competition as well as exposure.
The inaugural 2009-10 season featured five sport schools and eight total teams spread across two divisions. During the 2016-17 season, the CSSHL featured 18 sport schools and 60 teams in seven different divisions.
All programs within the CSSHL are sanctioned Hockey Canada Sport Schools, meeting the regulations of not only Hockey
Canada, but Hockey Alberta, BC Hockey and Hockey Manitoba.
The CSSHL continually strives to be a leader in education based hockey in North America with Hockey Canada registered Sport
Schools. The objective of the league is to provide a competitive environment for young student athletes that share similar values of Sportsmanship, Citizenship, Academic Excellence and Hockey Development